One Last Secret

by Adele Parks

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Thriller and Suspense Crime and Mystery Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of One Last Secret

An idyllic French chateau plays host to a thrilling revenge drama that sizzles with danger, debauchery and destructive secrets.

Dora is about to marry to a man she knows can keep her happy and safe. But before she leaves her life as a sex worker behind, she agrees to one last job in the luxurious surroundings of a French chateau. Provocative behaviours and indulgent power games soon turn sinister and, when face to face with secrets from her past, Dora knows her chances of leaving the chateau alive are fading. Unsettling, uncomfortable, ingenious; this is twisty-turny drama right to the finish! The pace is fast, the action unpredictable and the first-person narrative sharp as a knife - female protagonists don’t get much better than Dora. She offers a raw and authentic insight into the inner workings of escort life, the threat of violence and degradation part and parcel of her industry. The startling injustices she has had to endure make you want to reach into the pages of the book and lift her to safety. One Last Secret is a brilliant piece of storytelling that explores the contrasts between the glamourous side of wealth and opposing struggles of poverty, as well as the roles played by women in a deeply male world. Adele Parks is a writer unafraid to venture into the darker corners of human life, with themes and characters that can disturb and shock as much as they can warm your heart. It’s why her books always draw you in – and why they’re impossible to put down once you start! Put her latest cracker of a novel at the top of your reading list this summer.

Lindsay Quayle

One Last Secret Synopsis

One last client

A week at a beautiful chateau in the south of France – it should be a straightforward final job for Dora. She’s a smart, stunning and discreet escort and Daniel has paid for her services before. This time, all she has to do is convince the assembled guests that she is his girlfriend. Dora is used to playing roles and being whatever men want her to be. It’s all about putting on a front.

One last chance

It will be a last, luxurious look at how the other half lives, before Dora turns her back on the escort world and all its dangers. She has found someone she loves and trusts. With him, she can escape the life she’s trapped in. But when Dora arrives at the chateau, it quickly becomes obvious that nothing is what it seems…

One last secret

Dora finds herself face to face with a man she has never forgotten, the one man who really knows her. And as old secrets surface, it becomes terrifyingly apparent that one last secret could cost Dora her life…

From the Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks comes a blisteringly provocative novel about power, sex, money and revenge.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780008395636
Publication date: 7th July 2022
Author: Adele Parks
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Adele Parks Press Reviews

Praise for One Last Secret:

'Absolutely gripping, this is revenge lit at its best. Provocative and compelling. I was left breathless at the final twist' Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Night She Disappeared

'I'll drop anything for a new Adele Parks: she nails it ever time' Lucy Foley, bestselling author of The Paris Apartment

'Combining a whip-smart protagonist, immensely satisfying twists and turns and powerful emotional undercurrents, One Last Secret is a massively readable novel' Karin Slaughter, bestselling author of False Witness

'An astonishing achievement, Parks gets better and better. The queen of the unpredictable thriller' Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Wrong Place Wrong Timet

'Adele Parks is the queen of the domestic drama' Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Younger Wife

'Adele is on fire with One Last Secret. Deliciously deceptive and darkly satisfying. I loved it' Jane Fallon, bestselling author of Just Got Real

'As always with Adele Parks, One Last Secret is whip-smart, original and utterly compelling' Peter James, bestselling author of Left You Dead

'Serves up the perfect dose of escapism laced with tension and darkness' Cosmopolitan

'Adele Parks goes fearlessly into worlds which others might balk at. She pulls it off every time. One Last Secret opened my eyes' Jane Corry, bestselling author of We All Have Our Secrets

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9780008444389
Publication date: 08/12/2022
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008395636
Publication date: 07/07/2022
Format: Hardback

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About Adele Parks

Adele Parks has had numerous top ten bestsellers. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. She believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Aw ards.Photograph © Jim Parks

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